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Supermarket Tour ESL Lesson Plan

Kailyn's Grocery Store Tour

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Video Length: 2:45

Updated on: 03/16/2024

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Supermarket Tour ESL Lesson Plan Description


This supermarket tour ESL lesson plan provides activities, PDF worksheets, and digital materials designed for pre-intermediate A2 students. By the end of this lesson, students will know a variety of basic groceries and food vocabulary. Students will also be able to invite a friend to dinner, and ask yes/no questions using “Do…” and “Does…”. They then will be able to use this skill when making a grocery shopping list with a friend.


This supermarket tour ESL lesson plan begins by students reading off some basic food items from a woman’s shopping list. This includes items like carrots, pears, pork tenderloin, milk, whole grain bread, cookies, and shrimp. Students categorize these food items according to the section of the grocery store where they can find them. They’re encouraged to add a few of their own items to each grocery store section.

In the third activity in this section, students discuss questions about grocery shopping and supermarkets. For example, they talk about how often they go grocery shopping and whether they usually make shopping lists or not.


In this activity, students watch a video of a woman, Kailyn, going on a supermarket tour. She talks about a variety of foods to consider and gives some tips for shopping. For example, you can get protein from foods like eggs, lentils, and tofu if you don’t eat meat or want to be budget-friendly. In the activities, students to choose the correct answers in some sentences, put the grocery store sections in the order Kailyn visits them, list some foods in each of them, and answer some questions about her shopping experience.


In the "Viewing follow-up," students engage in two parts. First, they discuss questions related to the supermarket tour in the video. They’ll learn a tough vocabulary phrase — an occasional indulgence — and get to talk about how they balance a healthy diet with an occasional indulgence.

Next, students read a dialogue. In the dialogue, one friend, Gina, invites another friend to their place for dinner. The other friend, Yuki, accepts the invitation. They discuss a meal to make, and ingredients needed to make the meal. In their conversation, they ask several yes/no questions using the auxiliary verb “Do…?” and “Does…?” in the present simple. Students answer some questions about the usage and structure of these questions. Then students get the chance to practice making yes/no questions.


In this activity, students plan a meal that includes protein, calcium, and fiber, ensuring a balanced diet. In Step 1, they will write down their chosen meal based on these nutritional requirements. In Step 2, students engage in a role-play scenario. Student A invites a friend to dinner, describing their meal idea and collaborating on a shopping list. Using some provided verbs, they ask yes/no questions to clarify preferences and needs. Student B, the invited friend, will assist in making the shopping list, asking yes/no questions related to specific food categories. This activity encourages communication, collaboration, and decision-making skills, and students get to use vocabulary related to food and nutrition.


Critical Thinking Skills: Through activities like categorizing grocery items and planning balanced meals, students develop critical thinking skills. They consider nutritional requirements and make decisions based on their preferences and needs.

Collaborative Learning: Collaboration is encouraged through activities like making a shopping list with a friend, where students work together to communicate preferences and needs. This can encourage positive teamwork and cooperation.

Practical Life Skills: Students gain practical skills related to grocery shopping and meal planning, which are essential for everyday life.

Video Description

Kaiyln takes you on a grocery store tour, where you learn about some basic food vocabulary and items, as well as some useful tips.

Lesson Activities


Grocery Store, Supermarket, Food Shopping


Choose The Correct Answers, Grocery Store Sections, Food, Short Answers


Basic Food & Grocery Items, Grocery Store Sections


Question Formation: "Do...?" / "Does...?" (Present Simple)


Dinner Invitation, Making A Shopping List, Quiz & Review, Lesson Reflection

Lesson Topics

Grocery Store, Supermarket, Food Shopping

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